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    Thai Mansions for the Elite

    Ok so I went around the mooban last week and took a few pics of my neighboors. There are a few beautiful mansions in that mooban but most are typical middle class houses. So here are a few pics. I got lucky not to be caught by the security guards as this would not have look good having a farang alone taking pics of the elite.

    Mansion 1 - I like that one. Always seem empty. About 3 rai of land. A lot of nice cars. Seems to belong to one hot shot from TRT as we had the "privileges" to have "official" government motorcade every week-end in front of this house during last month political crisis. Not sure what they were comploting



    To Enlarge: http://teakdoor.com/Gallery/albums/u...3/DSC00878.JPG

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    A close-up

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    Thai Mansion 2

    Thai Mansion 2: This one is also about 3 rai. Not really pretty but huge front garden. A lot of nice cars and I can only see employees walking the dogs, looks empty.



    The Gate:



    A better view:


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    Very nice, Butterfly.
    How about a shot of your mansion?

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    My house is very average and need to be repainted. Very modest. I am moving out soon anyhow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    My house is very average and need to be repainted. Very modest. I am moving out soon anyhow.
    I meant your next one...?

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    Now, I really like that one but it's huge. It's actually a complex. The land is about 9 Rai and at current valuation this is a 250 mil baht house. Huge garden. A few nice SUV (fortuner, Lexus), nothing fancy. You never see who live there.

    I had to take several shots for the front as it is too big

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    The lands start from here to the road just before the car



    A very narrow VIEW of the back garden, which is about half the land

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    Another pic of the front


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    Very nice!
    Is that razor wire on top of the wall?
    They probably have cameras, lazers up the wazoo...

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    In preview mode it's better








    Like I said my favorite house




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    Ok enough for today, too many to load, I will post more tomorrow. Mostly houses being built. Interesting. There are a few other nice ones but not as big as those, and they don't have the same splendid garden, not so interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    Ok enough for today, too many to load, I will post more tomorrow. Mostly houses being built. Interesting. There are a few other nice ones but not as big as those, and they don't have the same splendid garden, not so interesting
    Actually, the ones you've posted are a bit too close to the road/street/soi whatever, for me...

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    Are you sure it is nine rai, its close to the road in front and you describe a narrow garden in the back. One rai is 400 tarang wah. Nine rai if very very big. My neighbor has a huge garden with a fountain and cirular drive way put he is not even one rai but 374 tarung wah. Includes his putting green and 30 meter chipping range.

    Nine rai is almost 3 acres.?

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    ^ well it's a mooban and the road is huge and mostly empty (1 car every 30 min) so it's every quiet.

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    narrow garden in the back
    no, it should say a narrow view. The garden is 4 times as big as you see in this pics. My house is already 3/4 of a rai and on that other land you can put 12 houses from the other regular lots.

    yes 400 sq wa

    I have another pic of a land for sale in that moonban and it's about 4 or 5 rai and it's half the size of the land of that big mansion.
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    Gotta trust you but the land would be worth a shit load, one rai at 30,000 baht a wah= 12 million baht x 9 = 108 million baht for the land. 30 thousand is quite low for bangkok and cleared and filled land like that. My Mu Ban in Don Muang is 35,000 baht a wah. I have 115 and its expensive!!

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    In the mooban land is about 45,000 baht a sq wa

    so 1 Rai = 18 million

    My house is very normal and modest and still it's valued at 17 million which I agree it's totally overpriced and a poor bargain in terms of ROI when you can only rent it for less than 50k a month

    and then there is maintenance

    Most of the big houses in this mooban are indeed between 100m to 200m

    This is when you realized that this is totally overpriced. Almost the prices of a hollywood mansion or a Bel Air mansion without the glamour. Most of these houses should be selling for less than 50 million incl. Land

    It's not the house that are expensive (less than 20 million to build) it's the stupid land

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    Very nice post mate, they will never sell out not with the newer styles and building techniques coming in .

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    They are some very nice homes. How much would one of these actually cost to build with all fittings, I was thinking of the material cost.

    I have noticed that there seem to be two ways to build a bome. First with a construction Company, the other you contract a builder and you pay their time but pay for the materials seperately.

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    Ok this land is for sale, it's about 5 Rai (about half the land of the nice house above). Cheap. Only 90 MILLIONS BAHT !!!!






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    Pics here. Commission of 5% to anyone who bring a potentional mark heu... I mean buyer






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    Nope. Self enclosed village off of a mid soi on Sukumvit, 80 houses of which 20 rent for 120,000+, there are about 6 left for sale. 18 to 41 million, all on at least 300 wah , houses over 400sq mt. Secure is not the word for it. 3 have pools. Good job of development.

    Nicest places I have seen in BKK.

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    ^ interesting. I would like to see. Do you have pics ? where in Suk ? Soi ?

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